Is Your Delaware Home Ready For The Fall?
Updated: Mar 12
Are you ready for fall? I’m not referring to the taste and smell of pumpkins or Delaware trick or treaters but your home? Fall is the perfect time to give your home some extra TLC before the bitter cold sets in. Here is a list of items we recommend our customer in New Castle consider to prepare their home for Falls weather.
While you were enjoying the summer, chances are debris such as twigs and leaves built up in your gutters even if you have gutter guards. If left full of debris, clogged gutters and drains can form ice dams that will prevent your drainage system from working correctly. When the drainage system does not work correctly water can seep into the walls and basement of your home causing larger and more costly repairs. Save yourself the hassle of repairing a leak with preventive maintenance by simply cleaning the debris out of your gutters and drains. We also suggest running water through the gutters to check or misalignments that can also cause water damage to your home.
Landscaping and Gardening
While spending the day outdoors go ahead and trim your branches that are close to your roof or any power lines. Fall weather in Delaware causes strong winds and a limb cleft untrimmed can cause damages to your roof's shingles.
Look for Leaks
Keeping the cold air out and the warm air in can save your electricity bill from spiking! Warm air will escape out of cracks and crevices such as windows and doors and can make your heating system work harder as it tries to keep your house warm and cozy. EvenFlow recommends New Caste homeowners caulk and seal cracks and openings or use weatherstripping to seal components that move like an operable window. Since your sealing, your windows if you notice your windows are covered with dirt and grime call us out and we will make your windows shine.
EvenFlow also recommends having your dryer vents cleaned out since more dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months. Lint trap filters should be routinely cleaned before every drying cycle, but regular maintenance is an effective way to prevent lint build-up and keep your family safe year-round. While we are cleaning your dryer vents, we also recommend keeping shutting off outdoor faucets to keep your pipes from freezing then store your hoses away in a safe place until spring arrives.
Check Smoke Detectors
When seasons change this is a great reminder to check all smoke detectors and replace the batteries then don’t forget to press the button to ensure they are working properly.
Light Up New Castle
Soon we will have fewer hours of daylights so it’s a great time to ensure your outdoor lights are functioning correctly. We suggest energy-saving lights for outdoor pathways and porches to save you energy. While your changing outdoor bulbs consider having us install our energy-efficient Christmas lights, our lights will reduce the cost while still allowing you a brilliant display of lights for the holiday season.
Using these tips will help you stay warm and cozy while saving you money and energy. If you’d like a free quote to enlist our services please call us at 302-266-0332